Many Foreign Tourists Injured After Boat Crashes into Pillar in Chalong, Phuket

Phuket –

It has been reported by the local media that many foreign tourists, most Russians, were injured after a tour boat crashed into a pillar in Chalong, Phuket.

More than 30 people were on the tour boat at the time of the crash.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident on Wednesday (May 17th) near Chalong Pier with many injuries. More than a dozen ambulances from the nearby area arrived at the Chalong Pier.

Many injured people were taken to many hospitals around the island.

The details around the crash are still unfolding and were not immediately available.

This is a developing story. Updates will be made to this story when released by relevant Phuket officials.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.